Refueling the Thunderbirds

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  • By Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, moves out of refueling position Oct. 11, 2021, after being refueled by a McConnell Air Force Base KC-135 Stratotanker. The Thunderbirds were officially activated June 1, 1953, as the 3600th Air Demonstration Team at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)